The 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft is this week, and Buffalo will have two of the top four picks.
The expansion San Diego Seals will have the first pick. The Philadelphia Wings, another expansion team, will pick second. Here's a brief guide to the 2018 NLL Entry Draft:
When is the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft?
The 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. There are 13 picks in the first round. The draft will last six rounds.
Where is the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft?
The 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft will be held at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. It is the first time the draft will be held in the United States since 2009, when it was held in Buffalo, then moved to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre for several years.
Will the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft be televised?
The 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft will be streamed live at nlltv.com. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
Who is eligible for the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft?
According to NLL.com, any player who attains the age of 21 during the draft year that has never participated in a NCAA or NJCAA collegiate varsity lacrosse program.
Any player who has participated in a NCAA or NJCAA collegiate varsity lacrosse program that has exhausted or forfeited his NCAA collegiate varsity lacrosse eligibility.
Any player less than 21 years of age is not eligible for the entry draft unless having notified the league in writing of his intention to forfeit his remaining NCAA or NJCAA eligibility.
Any drafted player participating in any Canadian Junior League and that subsequently attends a U.S. college and participates in NCAA or NJCAA varsity lacrosse program, will be re-entered into the draft upon exhausting or foregoing his collegiate eligibility. Team originally selecting the player will lose the player’s draft rights.
Any player less than 21 years of age cannot be declared a free agent without being drafted. Undrafted players will automatically be re-entered in each subsequent draft until he is selected or attains the age of 21. A player is deemed to be 21 years of age should he turn 21 before December 31.
What is the draft order for the first round of the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft?
1. San Diego
3. Buffalo (from Vancouver)
5. Saskatchewan (from Toronto)
7. Calgary (from New England)
9. Rochester (from Colorado)
10. San Diego (from Rochester via Saskatchewan)
11. San Diego (from Saskatchewan)
12. Calgary (compensatory selection)
13. Calgary (compensatory selection)